What’s Inside 278
Harry Potter and Doctor Who actor Simon Fisher-Becker (https://twitter.com/fisherbecker) talks about his book ‘Let Zygons Be Zygons’ along with all the radio, tv, podcast, and film projects he’s been working on during the pandemic.
0:00 SEG 1 – Simon Fisher-Becker talks about why every birthday he has is so meaningful, rallying against bullying, having to interview himself during conventions, being commissioned to write his biographical books, how his VLOG and appearing on radio shows and podcasts gave him some structure during COVID, and his documentary about disabilities called ‘Bigger on the Inside’.
14:55 SEG 2 – Simon Fisher-Becker talks about being compared to famous daydreamer Walter Mitty because of his unbelievable anecdotes and touring schedule, experiencing earthquakes and sinkholes, revisiting his Doctor Who character Dorium Moldovar for Big Finish Audio, playing an MI6 agent on ‘The Hawk Chronicles’, plans for retirement, finishing his book ‘Let Zygons Be Zygons’ right before the pandemic, and finding actors for the TV series he is creating.
27:14 SEG 3 – Simon Fisher-Becker talks about meeting fans during conventions, admiring how beautiful the planet is from an airplane, conventions he plans to attend in 2022, losing friends to COVID, how being attacked at a gas station inadvertently left him available to audition for Doctor Who, being asked to pay the insurance for a production because of his size, having a supportive marriage, and feeling lucky about living in a small yet beautiful village.
42:03 SEG 4 – Simon Fisher-Becker (https://www.fisherbecker.info/) talks about trying to stay connected with family all over the world during the pandemic, solving the energy crisis, his fondness for the show he appeared on called ‘Puppy Love’, UK shows vs. American shows, supporting and cultivating new talent, and appearing on the Harry Potter game show ‘Tournament of Houses’.
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